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BIOL3050 Short Research Project

Module Overview

This module allows students to carry out a laboratory-based project on a topic related to his/her main area of study, to explain the results and describe the background material.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The aim of this module is to allow students to carry out a laboratory-based project on a topic related to his/her main area of study, to explain the results and describe the background material.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Produce a report on an independent laboratory-based project, which contains a short introduction (about 1,500 words) to the background scientific literature
  • Design and test scientific hypotheses
  • Design and perform laboratory experiments.
  • Collect, record and interpret laboratory data.

Syllabus

Each student will be allocated to a project which includes both practical and theoretical components. The theory component will consist of a short review of the literature relating to the experimental component of the project. The laboratory work will be related to the supervisor’s area of research. Each student is assigned to a team supervisor who will advise on and direct the project and the preparation of a written report. Students will be part of a team working on a particular research topic, but will have their own individual project.

Special Features

• Produce a report on an independent laboratory-based project, which contains a short introduction (about 1,500 words) to the background scientific literature • Design and test scientific hypotheses • Design and perform laboratory experiments. • Collect, record and interpret laboratory data.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Practical work and individual study

TypeHours
Supervised time in studio/workshop5
Independent Study145
Total study time150

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Written report 100%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Written report 100%
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